Nov 14, 2011 5:41PM ET
Today in academia: how many American students study abroad, McMansions for dorms, a no-email yurt community, and why Ivy Leaguers flock to consulting and banking jobs.
Nov 14, 2011 3:31PM ET
Discovered: when abstract ideas about dating don't matter, the end of invasive research on chimps, a lot of adults with diabetes, going to the dentist for your heart and another way to preserve your brain.
Nov 14, 2011 2:40PM ET
Penn State's wounds are still fresh--a loss to Nebraska this weekend, the threats against and the administrative leave of coach Mike McQueary, and the embarrassing riots--but that hasn't stopped more news from Sandusky's Second Mile charity from unraveling or a new embarrassment for long-time coach Joe Paterno to shoulder.
Nov 14, 2011 2:36PM ET
At least one airline is getting its comeuppance for those hours-long, pre-liftoff runway waits that have passengers scratching their heads while they sit on the tarmac.
Nov 14, 2011 10:55AM ET
Keeping with the timetable many have expected since September, the U.S. Supreme Court says today that yes, it will decide whether or not the health care reform signed by President Obama is constitutional by next July, the AP and Reuters are reporting.
Nov 14, 2011 9:31AM ET
Patrick Witt, star quarterback of Yale's football team, decided to pull his Rhodes Scholarship application in order to play in the Harvard-Yale football game this coming Saturday, Bloomberg News and the Yale Daily News are reporting.
Nov 14, 2011 9:24AM ET
Michael O'Hanlon on Pentagon cuts, Alan Blinder on the flat tax, Virginia Postrel on Amazon's lending library, John Sununu on taxing e-commerce, and L. Gordon Crovitz on privacy and technology.
Nov 14, 2011 8:49AM ET
After watching a college-basketball game that took place aboard a 113,500-ton aircraft carrier, President Obama did something even more absurd by the end of the weekend: he reiterated, yet again, that yes, he believes waterboarding is torture, just like he did when he banend the practice in 2009.
Nov 14, 2011 8:12AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Nov 14, 2011 5:40AM ET
Having met no resistance from the protesters, the police line that had blocked Broadway broke the line and left the scene.
Nov 14, 2011 4:43AM ET
A 60 Minutes report on Sunday examined the ways that members of Congress trade on inside, privileged information to make themselves rich — without breaking any laws.
Nov 13, 2011 2:44PM ET
The comic artist behind Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Returns unloaded on the Wall Street protesters, and plenty of his fans are firing back.
Nov 13, 2011 12:28PM ET
The New York Times examines the ethic of Mitt Romney, businessman, through the lens of a private equity deal from the early 1990s.
Nov 12, 2011 5:10PM ET
At Penn State University's football game since its head coach and president were fired for failing to stop a child predator, the usual drama felt "beside the point."
Nov 12, 2011 2:49PM ET
Just a few months ago, the giant retailer was filing lawsuits and dropping affiliates to combat states trying to charge online sales tax. Now, Amazon is on board.
Nov 12, 2011 1:28PM ET
An EPA study found cancerous compounds, including one used in hydraulic fracturing to harvest natural gas, in an aquifer in Wyoming, ProPublica reports.
Nov 11, 2011 5:46PM ET
Today in academia: learning from hedge funds, choosier for-profits, Larry Summers latest zinger, a school with less student debt, and a call for an election day vacation.
Nov 11, 2011 4:58PM ET
Penn State's interim president Rodney Ericson has placed Mike McQueary, the assistant coach who first told Joe Paterno about witnessing Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy, on "indefinite" administrative leave
Nov 11, 2011 4:15PM ET
Discovered: how many smokers actually quit, a theoretical planet catapulted out of the solar system, a truism that turns out to be true, the benefits of brown rice and a timely 11/11/11 stat.
Nov 11, 2011 4:03PM ET
Life in America has gotten lonelier over the past 25 years, if a new study is to be believed.
Nov 11, 2011 3:01PM ET
There's a New York Times article from November 11, 1911 making the rounds today that reminds us that obsessing over the number of 1's in today's date is, in fact, a timeless obsession.
Nov 11, 2011 2:43PM ET
Atlas Productions LLC is recalling over 100,000 covers for its DVD version of 'Atlas Shrugged' because it mistakenly describes the work, saying "AYN RAND's timeless novel of courage and self-sacrifice comes to life..."
Nov 11, 2011 10:20AM ET
Two unrelated deaths at Occupy encampments last night -- at Occupy Burlington and at Occupy Oakland -- are together making headlines this morning and casting a shadow on the movement nationally.
Nov 11, 2011 9:45AM ET
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has shifted gears a few times during the lifespan of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, but of late he's settled into a wait-and-see attitude that relies on outside factors such as the weather to help him end the situation.
Nov 11, 2011 9:44AM ET
Paul Krugman on the Eurozone, Michael Gerson on ending AIDS, and Peggy Noonan on the GOP race.
Nov 11, 2011 8:47AM ET
Nov 11, 2011 5:02AM ET
Assistant coach Mike McQueary will not be at the Penn State's next football game, not because of his role in the school's sexual abuse scandal, but because of concerns for his safety
Nov 10, 2011 6:05PM ET
Today in academia: a SAT cheating scandal gets worse, a decent deal for students of an easy-A professor, medical schools struggling to train doctors in LGBT issues, and Cal State tuition might get hiked.
Nov 10, 2011 3:37PM ET
Discovered: getting obese monkeys to lose weight, optimism abounds for the religious, when people stop taking risks, communicating with those in a vegetative state.
Nov 10, 2011 1:54PM ET
It's an awkward time to be a rich liberal in New York: Even though many of the city's well-heeled elite sympathize with the protesters in Zuccotti Park, they're part of the 1 percent those folks are protesting.